Kristine Davidson's Blog Posts

Hello Friends! It’s Kristine Davidson with you today and I am excited to share a few layouts and cards with you today. It’s April already and that means it’s time to start scrapbooking those Spring photos and create those special mother’s day layouts.   

This month I decided to play with the NEW Simple Set called MOM.  I had a few layouts in mind but the photos of my mom and I are very few. I need to work on that this summer and get more pictures of her, even if she doesn’t like them! So I dug out some photos that were not necessarily MOM photos but they mean just as much to me. 

This first layout is called Beautiful – It is a picture of my niece who is really growing up way too fast – She took this picture as a selfie and I was in awe of how beautiful she is. 

I created a bit of a simple layout – using a white piece of cardstock and adding patterned paper for a ½ border around the cardstock. This just makes my layout feel like it’s framed.  I then added some strips of paper and did minimal sewing on this page. 

Adding a bit of embellishments to the top left was easy to do with this cute banner sticker and well since I love pop dots and twine that was a given to be included. 

I cut out the “ beautiful “ from a 4x6” journal card in the paper in the collection and added that as my title. Nothing fancy but it adds to my layout. 

It’s quite easy to replicate and of course you can add some journaling and your page is finished. Nothing too fancy and easy for you to create in less than 1 hour!


My second layout is called Love You – It’s a silly and sweet picture of my kitty as she attempts to get comfortable in one of her kitty trees! My goodness she used to fit in that space so nicely but now she’s getting a bit too grown up for that little space ;) it’s funny to watch her try and get comfy!

I used a piece of cardstock that was cut with my silhouette. I created cut outs for a piece of paper measuring about 2.5” x 2.5” and fit nicely as a grid background. A great way to use scraps too! I then printed her photo in a 4x4” format to fit nicely on this grid layout.

I used minimal amounts of stickers or embellishments. I did add some enamel dots, twine, and did a few layers with the stickers using popdots. 

My title is found on the LOVE YOU sticker, and I added journaling at the bottom right.  

Well I had some left over papers and decided to create a few cards – these are themed for Mother’s Day and YOU can make these too!   I used left over stickers from the Simple Set pack and some twine – nothing else!

I hope you feel inspired to create with this beautiful collection and please share your layouts or cards with us on instagram @SimpleStories_ and you can tag me as well @KristineDavidson



Hello Friends, its Kristine Davidson and I’ll be sharing a layout and 2 cards with you today.  This month I decided to create with the newly released Faith Collection.  I was inspired by the colors in this collection and the great patterns using the 6x8” paper pad. I must say this is the perfect size for creating layouts that use layering, and where you want to use a bit more than a 6x6” size. I think this new format is going to be a huge hit with those who create layouts, planner inserts, cards and so much more!

Let’s get started shall we? First I would like to share my layout with you. 
It’s called Kitty Love –

So as you can see, this collection isn’t just for FAITH scrapbooking! It can be used for other themes as well. I wanted to use this photo of myself and my little furry love  Miss Willie. The background matches that green perfectly doesn’t it !! LOL. That wasn’t planned! 

I first started my page by using a white background, but once I got my page started I needed a bit more so I created a background using a cut file from Paper Issues.  I wanted to use tons of gorgeous papers on this page and so I layered and layered creating dimension and lots of color.  

It’s no secret I love diecuts and popdots! I added those on the corner of my photo in a cluster with several layers and adding twine and staple for texture. 

I created my Kitty title using 2 different patterned papers and cut out kitty twice with one larger than the other so it would create a border and make it stand out a bit more.

Don’t be afraid to add several papers or even pieces of paper to create layers. Especially if they are from the same collection and of course just because the collection is called Faith doesn’t mean it can’t be used for something else !


My second showcase is a card set I created with the same collection.  These cards can be used for encouragement or thinking about you themes. By just adding a diecut or a sticker you can change the theme of your card. 




OK! I can’t leave you without sharing one of my latest layouts using the Love & Adore Collection.

I pieced some left over papers under this heart diecut and layered so many great Bits & Pieces from the same collection. I love this layout and It was so fun to create. Do you have any leftovers from this collection? How about using them with a cut file to get rid of some of those small pieces? Do It ! ;)

Layers and layers Oh MY!

Thanks for visiting us at Simple Stories today, if you enjoyed my layouts please come find me on instagram @KristineDavidson

Have a great day!



Hello Friends! 
It's Kristine Davidson here with you today and I am so excited to be sharing some new pages with you that were created for the January CHA/Creativation Show! I used the new funny, fabulous & fun collection called - EMOJI LOVE. Oh my goodness, when I first saw the cute emojis on a sheet of paper I was like WHAT?!!! Too much fun. 
I created 2 layouts with this collection and I can't wait to create more fun projects with it... mini album, birthday card you can do so much with this fun collection. 
My first layout is of my niece. She has now reached the title of "teenager" and my photos of her are rare.  I sent her a message saying - hey I got this cool collection I have to play with, can you send me a cool pic?  Well safe to say I didn't get one.  So as an aunt and scrapbooker I searched her Instagram feed until I found a cute pic and then I just added a little fun to it with some filters. Those glasses were perfect for me to play with this Emoji Love Collection.
I first started my page with a black cardstock. I am loving the black lately and this collection has so many great papers that go so well with black. Something different than the usual go to white cardstock. 
I added strips of papers, and I layered some washi tape on top of those papers too!  I had some fun emoji brads that I wanted to add so I placed them on top of the strip of paper that has tons of emojis. 

I layered some chipboard pieces, some journal strips, and instead of adding another photo or journal card I used a journal card. 
I used some stickers, and called this layout OMG Seriously?! Which is something my niece says often when I ask her stupid questions! ;)

How fun right ? Those green glasses? Perfect!


My second layout is a story. This layout was created using tons of great stickers, bits & pieces, enamel dots and more!   I didn't use any photos on this layout - I just wanted to create a little emoji story! 

The Story: 
Guy: Hey Smile!
Girlfriend: Hey Love, Come to a Party with my BFF?
Guy: Yes I would love to party with you. 
Girlfriend:YAY! I'm getting ready doing my nails and getting my dancing shoes! Seriously! 
Guy: OMG, I have my shades and Vans and good to go!
Girlfriend: ROFL 
Guy: Having a snack; fries and pizza. Oops gotta poop! LOL 
Girlfriend: OMG Poop? LOL 
Guy: That Stinks .. WOW 
Girlfriend: LOL Awkward! 
Guy: Kisses! 

That's my story! I had a blast using this collection. I am sure with today's teens you can come up with your own page using some emojis, screen shots of text messages or facebook chats. Have fun with it! Please share your pages on Instagram with #SimpleStories and you can tag me as well #KristineDavidson, I would love to see your EMOJI LOVE pages!